Recently I have been thinking and writing a lot about suffering. However, as is often the case, serious thinking and writing about suffering usually comes in the midst of an actual instance of suffering, or shortly after such a instance… Read moreSurviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings
Few works of art have gripped me over the years, and accompanied me through the vicissitudes of life, more than the 1513 engraving by Albrecht Dürer, Ritter, Tod, und Teufel (Knight, Death, and the Devil). Although I cannot recall if I ever saw… Read moreKnight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.18 You have taken from me friend and… Read moreEpiphanies and The Problem of Pain
This is a longer lecture on Social Justice and the Church, given at Living Truth Christian Fellowship in Corona. In this lecture I try and hone in on some likely philosophical and metaphysical assumptions of contemporary Social Justice movements in… Read moreSocial Justice and The Church – Part II
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Can we be good without God? So it has been asked throughout the ages,… Read moreCan We “Be” Good without God?